This presentation will provide an overview of precast and prestressed concrete design and fabrication, in the context of high-performance structures.
The evolving construction industry, recent code changes, challenging economy, natural disasters, and sustainable development requirements are just some of the factors increasing demand for high-performance and resilient building design.
Life-cycle cost and accelerated schedule benefits of prefabrication, modular, and off-site construction will be identified. And, case studies will highlight architectural and structural precast/prestressed concrete building systems and their high-performance attributes, including optimization of versatile, efficient, and resilient precast concrete design solutions.
- Explore the concepts of high performance and functional resilience, and discover the sustainable attributes of precast design solutions.
- Learn how precast and prestressed concrete components are custom-fabricated in a quality plant-manufactured environment to meet an owner’s program of requirements.
- Discover how off-site construction and prefabricated manufacturing with natural, low-embodied energy materials contribute to lower life-cycle cost, improved building performance, accelerate construction, reduce site disturbance and waste, and provide easier coordination of trades.
- Understand how integrated architectural and structural precast concrete design solutions contribute to energy efficiency, life safety, and multi-hazard protection due to their versatile, efficient, and resilient attributes.